Campaign: Winter Campaign

Questioning and Contemplating Assessment Practices

Informal. Formal. Summative. Formative. Assessments are powerful educational tools, and we use them so frequently. Nevertheless, teachers receive very little education about or training in effective, valid assessment practices. Teacher education programs could certainly include more about assessments, but classroom experiences with them provide valuable knowledge that theory never will. Therefore, a greater conversation ...more »

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City : Billings

State : MT - Montana

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Campaign: Winter Campaign

Early Childhood Authentic Assessment

As the Common Core Standards is implemented, early childhood educators are concerned that alignment of the developmentally appropriate curriculum may be jeopardized by inappropriate assessment practices. We want to use authentic learning experiences that are concrete and developmentally appropriate, followed by appropriately authentic assessment. No 'standardized assessment' - one right answer - bubble sheets' for young ...more »

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City : Weslaco

State : TX

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Campaign: Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Formative Assessment: Teachers Designing the Tool

Research is clear that using medium- (week-by-week) and short-cycle (day-by-day) formative assessments to adapt and differentiate instruction has a significant impact on student achievement (Wiliam and Thompson, 2007; Shepard, 2007). The challenge for the classroom teacher is that consistently collecting, organizing and analyzing this amount of data becomes overwhelming. As an NBCT with a programming background and ...more »

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City : Kenmore

State : WA

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Campaign: Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Formative Assessment: Teachers Designing the Tool

Research is clear that using medium- (week-by-week) and short-cycle (day-by-day) formative assessments to adapt and differentiate instruction has a significant impact on student achievement (Wiliam and Thompson, 2007; Shepard, 2007). The challenge for the classroom teacher is that consistently collecting, organizing and analyzing this amount of data becomes overwhelming. As an NBCT with a programming background and ...more »

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City : Kenmore

State : WA

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Campaign: Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Writing Instruction Staff Development

I created a staff development team consisting of all the instructors for writing, but the model could be applied to other subjects. Our goal was to create a cohesive, rigorous writing program across the grades which is aligned with the curriculum. Our plan for the course is to: • Work in collaborative teams (kindergarten, 1st-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, 5th grade, and middle school) to match the lessons in the new materials ...more »

Submitted by (@melissa.mcqueen)

City : Denver

State : CO

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Campaign: Fall 2014 Campaign

Task Analysis and Strategic Questining

Materials published and disseminated by Network Team Institute (NTI) regarding teacher training and data-driven best practices, EngageNY and teacher effectiveness aligned with the goals of the Common Core, and Uncommon Schools and increasing rigor toward data-driven instruction each provide models, framework, materials, and in some cases, training and professional development for teachers in their respective geographic ...more »

Submitted by (@chantalshabazz)

City : Phoenix

State : Arizona

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